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A Short Caravan Checklist

  • 20th Jul 2014

A Short Caravan Checklist

With the weather looking promising this summer, many are turning to last minute caravan holidays with Allen's Caravans for a trip away from busy city life. However, with so much to remember, it can be difficult to recall what has been packed and what still needs to be organised! From the essentials to miscellaneous, we have devised a simple caravan checklist outlining everything you need to have a successful and lovely holiday. So, let's get started!

The Basic Essentials

It's always best to start with the basic essentials to ensure you don't forget anything that you really need. So, take a look at our list below and tick off everything you already have packed!

  • Matches
  • Spare towels and tea towels
  • Toilet roll (and plenty of it)
  • Cutlery and Tableware (if you're going to be eating in your caravan)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Food (preferably food that you can cook on the stove or that can be easily heated up or prepared)
  • Blankets, Duvets, Sheets or a Sleeping Bag and pillow cases
  • A First Aid Kit
  • Spare batteries
  • Spare mobile phone charger
  • Sun lotions
  • Insect Repellent
  • Milk, Juice and other essential liquids
  • Toilet Chemicals
  • Spare caravan keys
  • Fire blanket and extinguisher (if not already installed)

For The Car and Caravan

There are also a few essentials you'll need to have handy for the car and caravan too which have been listed below.

  • Spare tyres (for caravan and car)
  • Jack (for caravan and car)
  • Spare bulbs (for caravan and car)
  • Spare Keys (for caravan and car)
  • First Aid Box
  • Wheel Clamp (for caravan and car)
  • Toolbox (for caravan and car)
  • Torch (for caravan and car)
  • Wheel Chocks (for caravan)
  • Spirit level (for caravan)
  • Corner steady tools and pad (for caravan)
  • Gas cylinders (with spanner) and regulators (for caravan)
  • Spare gas hose (for caravan)
  • Hitch and wheel lock (for caravan)
  • Insect Screens (for caravan)
  • Pegs (for caravan)
  • Awning (if desired for caravan)
  • Lamps (for caravan)
  • Waste water and fresh water container (for caravan)
  • Waste water and fresh water hoses (for caravan)
  • Battery Charger

Miscellaneous and Recreational Items

 For entertainment and recreation during your time away, why not consider taking the following:

  • TV (with aerial)
  • Digital and video cameras
  • Books
  • Family games
  • Toys
  • DVD player and DVD's
  • iPod and docking station

This is a basic checklist of things you may need for your trip away courtesy of

If you'd like to know more about what you need for a successful caravan trip, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Alternatively, if you're still looking for a site to stay on during the summer holidays, Allen's have a diverse range of caravan sites to choose from here!. Please feel free to browse through our range and if you have any questions or would like to enquire about one of our sites, get in touch today through our website. We would be happy to assist in any way that we can and we look forward to hearing from you!

We hope you have a safe trip and happy caravanning! 

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